Tag Archives: Friends and Family of Addicts

Women Who Struggle with Intimacy & Sexual Addiction

Happy Young Woman Walking On The City Street Have you ever had two ends of a cord or necklace that have wound together in what seems an impossible unison? It seems impossible to see where one or the other starts, and even more difficult to attempt to tease them apart. You can spend hours finessing and straining only to end up with ends [...]
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Why Your Family Matters in Drug Rehab

Family standing together holding hands “When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.” – Psalm 32:3 There are very few activities in life more exhausting than pretending. To routinely wake up, put the mask on, and use all of your precious energy to develop your persona is a silent life of desperation. I like [...]
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How Do I Explain My Sex Addiction to My Kids?

Family on the beach If one of your kids is struggling with a math puzzle, it is important to teach them the calculations behind it, not simply complete the puzzle for them. However, you wouldn’t start by teaching a 7-year-old at the level of trigonometric identities or logarithmic functions (I don’t even know what those are!). You might, for [...]
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How Do You Start a Conversation About Addiction?

Friends discussing alphaprodine abuse. Contributed by JourneyPure, The Standard in Addiction Treatment. In the distance, there are the familiar sounds of raised voices—two, maybe three. They are arguing…“No—wait—please. I just want to talk!”  Then…“Just leave me alone—you don’t know anything—I don’t want to talk about it!”  Followed by the inevitable slamming of the door…silence…and the muffled cries of the [...]
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Patience and Caring for a Suspicious Spouse After Porn Addiction

Couple struggling with Sexual Addiction Many people are surprised by the devastating impact of sexual addiction, or the use of pornography on a marriage. There is a wide range of reactions to a spouse disclosing an addiction, or it being exposed, which range from denial and avoidance to symptoms that look like post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) [1]. As humans [...]
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